Muskegon History and Beyond with the Lakeshore Museum Center

Muskegon History and Beyond with the Lakeshore Museum Center

A Tail of Two Mastodons
Feb 05, 2020 08:14

A Tail of Two Mastodons

Around 10,000 years ago the last Ice Age giants became extinct, leaving only their remains to let us know they were once here. One of the most commonly found remains belongs to a creature that looked like a hairy elephant, I'm talking of course about the mastodon. These large creatures bones can be found across the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, including in West Michigan were several remains have been uncovered. Join with us as we tell the story of two of these mastodons discoveries. Grand Rapids Public Museum Link https://grpmcollections.org/Detail/objects/183970 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/patrick-horn/support
The Muskegon Brewing Company
Jan 02, 2020 17:13

The Muskegon Brewing Company

This episode looks at the history of beer in Muskegon, and focuses on the Muskegon Brewing Company which was at one point the largest brewery in the state of Michigan. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/patrick-horn/support
Haddon Sundblom and his Santa
Dec 04, 2019 06:37

Haddon Sundblom and his Santa

Born in Muskegon, Haddon Sundblom would go on to create print ads for some of the biggest companies in the 1930s-1960s. His most famous ads were a series of artwork he create for Coca-Cola that featured St. Nicholas. These ads would help shape our modern view of Santa and are still identifiable and cherished today. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/patrick-horn/support
Noah Ferry: Lumber Baron, Founder, and Solider
Nov 08, 2019 09:58

Noah Ferry: Lumber Baron, Founder, and Solider

While Major Noah Ferry had a relatively short life, his and his families impact can still be seen in Western Michigan. Tune in to learn about the life of Noah Ferry, how he met his end on the battle field of Gettysburg, and how he is still remembered today. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/patrick-horn/support
Rodgers Iron Works
Oct 02, 2019 05:58

Rodgers Iron Works

Foundries have long been important to Muskegon's industry. Today we examine one of the earliest and most successful of these, Rodgers Iron Works. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/patrick-horn/support
A History of Big Red Football
Sep 04, 2019 24:57

A History of Big Red Football

In today's podcast we interview local historian Ron Pesch about the oldest football team in Muskegon County and one of the most successful programs in the nation, the Muskegon Big Reds. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/patrick-horn/support
Cecil 'Sinnie' Sinclair: A man of the air
Aug 07, 2019 07:45

Cecil 'Sinnie' Sinclair: A man of the air

Of all the pilots that have lived in or visited Muskegon few have the credentials to match those of Cecil Sinclair. Born in 1888, Cecil or 'Sinnie' as he was commonly known was alive for the birth of flight and became an earlier pioneer in it. He was one of the first 1,000 pilots licensed, and he rubbed shoulders with the most famous fliers of all time including Charles Lindbergh. Learn the amazing story of this early pilot and how his journey brought him to Muskegon, a place he ended up calling home. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/patrick-horn/support
Ruth Thompson: A Women of Firsts
Jul 03, 2019 08:42

Ruth Thompson: A Women of Firsts

Ruth Thompson born in Whitehall, Michigan would become a trail blazer for women across West Michigan and the United States. She began her career in law and became the first female member of the Muskegon Bar Association. She would then go on to politics to become the first female state representative for Muskegon County. Ruth would eventually run for congress, winning, and become the first female to serve on the House Judiciary Committee. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/patrick-horn/support
The Hackley and Hume Historic Site
Jun 05, 2019 27:08

The Hackley and Hume Historic Site

Listen in as Erin Schmitz programming manager of the Hackley and Hume Historic Site answers some questions about the creation and history of two of Muskegon's most famous houses. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/patrick-horn/support
35 Years of Muskegon Civic Theatre
May 01, 2019 26:27

35 Years of Muskegon Civic Theatre

For 35 years the Muskegon Civic Theatre has been putting on shows for residents and visitors a like. Join us as we interview Jason Bertoia managing director of MCT to learn more about its history and what's involved in putting on a show. To learn more about MCT visit https://www.muskegoncivictheatre.org/ To learn more about the exhibit and opening visit https://lakeshoremuseum.org/events/the-show-must-go-on-exhibit-opening-night/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/patrick-horn/support